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Job Seeking Techniques

Job Seeking Techniques. Apparel 2 Objective 6.02. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE?. www.cnfc.org What do you like to do? What are you good at? Become better at your weak points Optimists see the good in every situation**. Career Paths. Possible options Entry-level – no experience required

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Job Seeking Techniques

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  1. Job Seeking Techniques Apparel 2 Objective 6.02

  2. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE? • www.cnfc.org • What do you like to do? • What are you good at? • Become better at your weak points • Optimists see the good in every situation**

  3. Career Paths • Possible options • Entry-level – no experience required • Retail sales associate • Cashier • Stock clerk • Part time

  4. Job Search Plan • Networking to find a job** • Who you know might know someone else • Online resources – using a computer to apply for a job is an **electronic application • Newspapers • “Cold-calling”

  5. Job Application • A record of the applicant’s personal history** • Answer all the questions** • Make sure all relevant information is included**

  6. Cover Letter • Send with your resume** • Before you call about the job or go to the interview** • Also known as a “letter of application” ** • Should be typed and signed**

  7. Resume • Information in resume should relate to your “career objective” • Easiest style of resume is chronological (what came first)** • Include education and job responsibilities, skills and activities** • Do NOT put references on resume

  8. The Interview • Be on time, dress appropriately • No gum, no cell phone • First impression is on the receptionist • Interviewer can only ask questions about your qualifications** • Americans with Disabilities Act – cannot discriminate for wheelchair**

  9. The Interview • No “yes/no” answers – please expand on your information • Look at the interviewer – not you hands, feet, out the window** • Research the company before you go to the interview – be prepared** • Take a pen and notebook

  10. Follow up • Thank you note**: brief, polite, to the point • Send that day! • Ask about next step

  11. Other Information • Fringe Benefits: rewards given to employees in addition to salary** • Hourly wages: paid according to time on the job plus overtime**

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